Originally Posted by biondoa
Well I am sure I am dating myself now, but does anyone remember using glass wool and charcoal for filter material? the glass wool was like wool fiber, but was actually made from glass and could cut you. My Dad was the one who had the tank and had to be so careful rinsing it out. By the way, he rinsed it out under the running water in the sink. In those days no one knew about washing away the BB.
No, you are not dating yourself. If you are, so am I. I cut myself many times on that glass wool. Sometimes, when it got dirty, I would rinse it under the water & sometimes I would throw it out & replace it with new stuff.
I'd fill my 10 gallon with water & bring it up to temperature. The next day, I'd get my fish, float the bag for 15 minutes & pour them out.
Cycling was something you did on your bicycle.
I can't remember how many fish I lost.
I'm not saying our hobby hasn't progressed. Of course it has. But it wouldn't be where it is if not for "the good ole days."